I ponder the subject of success all the time. Probably too much.
I'm intrigued by it. Curious about what works and what doesn't.
After a lot of observation, I've concluded that initiative is one of the most important ingredients to success. In my book, JUGGLE, I talk about the importance of having an initiative list. I believe successful people are not only clear on their initiatives, they take initiative to get them done.
They don't wait around for other people.
I've been coaching for a while and it's interesting to me that when I formulate agreements with clients, they will agree to pretty much anything but then look to me for what I'm going to do next.
It's never about what the coach is going to do next. It's about what you're going to do once you and the coach have agreed upon plan.
People that keep waiting for the coach fail.
People who take initiative succeed.
Initiative is really, really important.